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Re: [ksurf] Flat LEI .vs. classic LEI projected surface

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  • hungvu2000@rogers.com
    It s a long story. In the last few years, the manufacturers have standardized on using flat size as kite size. Hung. ... [Non-text portions of this message
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 14, 2006
      It's a long story.

      In the last few years, the manufacturers have standardized on using flat
      size as kite size.

      Hung.

      Dean Crowell wrote:

      >If a "10M" is really only 6.2 or 7.1, why is it called a 10?
      >Dean Crowell
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      >On Jun 10, 2006, at 5:26 PM, hungvu2000@... wrote:
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      >>I have been playing with Flat LEI and classic LEI kite design and
      >>notice
      >>that the projected surface of a flat LEI is around 15% more than
      >>classic
      >>LEI of the same size (the projected surface of a 10m flat LEI is
      >>around
      >>7.1m and that of a 10m classic LEI is around 6.2m).
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      >>P.S. While the classic LEI projected surface to flat surface ratio is
      >>pretty "constant", the same ratio in flat LEI may vary slightly
      >>depending on how flat the kite is.
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      >>Hung.
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    • Dean Crowell
      So that s how it is! Thanks for the update - Dean ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Message 2 of 4 , Jun 15, 2006
        So that's how it is! Thanks for the update -
        Dean

        On Jun 14, 2006, at 8:15 PM, hungvu2000@... wrote:

        > It's a long story.
        >
        > In the last few years, the manufacturers have standardized on using
        > flat
        > size as kite size.
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        > Hung.
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        > Dean Crowell wrote:
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        > >If a "10M" is really only 6.2 or 7.1, why is it called a 10?
        > >Dean Crowell
        > >
        > >On Jun 10, 2006, at 5:26 PM, hungvu2000@... wrote:
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        > >>I have been playing with Flat LEI and classic LEI kite design and
        > >>notice
        > >>that the projected surface of a flat LEI is around 15% more than
        > >>classic
        > >>LEI of the same size (the projected surface of a 10m flat LEI is
        > >>around
        > >>7.1m and that of a 10m classic LEI is around 6.2m).
        > >>
        > >>P.S. While the classic LEI projected surface to flat surface
        > ratio is
        > >>pretty "constant", the same ratio in flat LEI may vary slightly
        > >>depending on how flat the kite is.
        > >>
        > >>Hung.
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